Sheraz Farooqi

Sheraz Farooqi
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: ComicBook Debate

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 97% Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (2021) Demon Slayer : Mugen Train is a masterclass in anime filmmaking. From the stunning animation and beautiful characters, to the memorable score and faithful storytelling-Demon Slayer continues to show why it has taken the world by storm. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
3/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Godzilla vs Kong's action sequences are vibrant and energizing with stunning VFX. While the film lives up to the heavyweight match it advertised, it falls short on almost everything else. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
5/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League is DC's version of The Lord of the Rings. Epic, grand, and full of heart, Justice League is simply every fan's dream movie come to life. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
4/5 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is a love letter to southeast Asian cultures, backed with a strong cast performance and stunning action-packed animation. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 'Judas And The Black Messiah' is one of the best films of the year. Seen through King's ruthless vision and backed up by Kaluuya and Stanfield, the film is shocking, tragic, striking, and bold. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
4/5 70% Tenet (2020) Tenet is a Christopher Nolan film in every way. An amalgamation of themes & threads out of his other films combined into one, Tenet has shades of Nolan's best work, but not without flaws. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 88% News of the World (2020) Overall, News of the World is a thoughtful and beautifully shot journey of survival. The combined performances of Tom Hanks and Zengel carry the film, creating a strong Western experience. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4.5/5 95% Soul (2020) Soul represents another milestone for Pixar as it successfully mixes beautiful animation, inspiring music, and strong voice acting to create a uniquely brilliant experience. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/5 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Carried on the strength of its brilliant cast, WW84 soars highest during dramatic and heartfelt moments. While not reaching the inspiring heights of its predecessor, it's a solid entry to the DCEU. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
2.5/5 72% Mulan (2020) While carried by a strong lead, Mulan stumbles through poor pacing, thin characters, and VFX issues that kept it an arm's length from the superior 1998 animated counterpart. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite provides a potential turning point for international films in America. Bong Joon-Ho's mystery drama will capture the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey is a thrill ride with non-stop action, strong cinematography, bombastic score, and the ever charismatic Margot Robbie leading the way as Harley Quinn. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
1/5 14% Dolittle (2020) Plagued by forced-in reshoots, suffering from a paper-thin plot and out of touch childish jokes, it seems not even Robert Downey Jr. is able to carry this film to a watchable status. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
4/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bad Boys For Life is a hilarious and heartwarming return to the franchise with strong performances by Smith and Lawrence leading the way. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 has established itself as one of the best war films of all time. The incredible cinematography by Deakins & strong performance by George MacKay combine to create a beautiful experience. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
5/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is near-perfectly directed & written. Adam Sandler brings his best performance in the crime/sports film, with tension, anxiety and hopelessness dialing up with each minute. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker provides an action-packed, emotional, & thrilling ending to the Saga. While the film takes the safer route at points, it's still a true a love letter to Star Wars. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A story about the power of kindness outlasting cynicism, The film carried by a masterful performance by Tom Hanks as he steps into the sweater and shoes of the legendary Fred Rogers. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 95% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is a true cinematic masterpiece. De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci bring out their best performances in years under the masterful directing eye of Martin Scorsese. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is an engaging and fun whodunit story, complete with excellent writing and a stellar ensemble cast. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
4.5/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is the perfect combination of Kubrick and King as it honors the source material while pushing the legacy of the world forward. Simply the best horror film of the year. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate is the T2 sequel audiences have been waiting for.‪ Cameron's pulse is finally felt in the franchise again with strong action, good pacing and interesting characters. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man stumbles as its half-baked story and poor dialogue hinders solid performances and strong visuals. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) Headlined by Joaquin Phoenix's spellbinding performance, Joker is uncomfortable, visceral and raw; setting a new standard of quality for all comic book-based films. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is a solid spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise with familiar faces delivering fine performances in an action-packed, fast-paced, at times generic, summer blockbuster. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
3.5/5 52% The Lion King (2019) How do you match the greatest animated film? 2019's The Lion King proves it is no easy task. Despite that, strong voice performances and visuals keeps it enjoyable. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home dials up the heart, emotion and stakes while keeping in line with the lighthearted and coming of age feel of Homecoming, making for a solid Spider-Man adventure. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) A beautiful coda to the Toy Story Trilogy, Toy Story 4 provides a perfect epilogue for these beloved characters with strong emotional beats, powerful themes and hilarious moments. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Unable to capture the magic of the original, Men in Black: International finds itself paper thin, with only solid acting by the leads keeping it alive. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
3.5/5 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) A darker tone & grounded focus amplify great moments. While a longer runtime & better villain would have elevated it further, Dark Phoenix honors the X-Franchise & neatly closes the First Class arc. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3.5/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) While not as thematically rich as its predecessor, King of the Monsters dials up the Kaiju action as it delivers stunning visual action sequences that will please most fans. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4.5/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Keanu Reeves shines as Chapter 3: Parabellum adds stunning martial arts choreography to its patented Gun-Fu combat, bringing a worthy new chapter to a near flawless franchise. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon: Detective Pikachu impresses with stunning VFX and a charismatic performance by Ryan Reynolds. While choppy, there is high potential for it to launch the next super film franchise. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame culminates the MCU with a swan song that celebrates its rich history and provides a heartfelt conclusion 22 films in the making. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2.5/5 100% Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) Justice League vs The Fatal Five brings audiences back to Bruce Timm's DCAU with a classic animation style, nostalgic instrumentals but couldn't quite capture the magic of the series. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Wholesome, genuinely funny, and beaming with heart, Shazam! is one of the most satisfying comic book films we've seen. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
3.5/5 71% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier combines classic heist film elements, a survival story and a powerhouse cast with solid emotional beats to keep audiences invested throughout. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) While a solid film, Captain Marvel seems more intent on setting Carol Danvers up for future appearances than making her first film truly great. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is a solid sci-fi manga adaptation that respects the source material while delivering on a streamlined action-packed experience. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Reign of the Supermen continues DC Animation's streak of solid entries as it delivers on an action packed film that will satisfy fans of the iconic story. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 36% Glass (2019) A uniquely structured film for the genre, Shyamalan's Glass deconstructs society's infatuation with superheroes and delivers with a thrilling conclusion to a trilogy that began 19 years ago. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
4/5 82% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a rollercoaster of fluid animation, spectacular action sequences and strong voice acting that will satisfy new and longtime fans. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 65% Vice (2018) A satirical yet poignant story of Dick Cheney's political career, Vice sends a powerful message of where America stands then and now. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
3.5/5 80% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returnsis a strong revival of the character and her world. While it doesn't quite capture the magic of the 1954 original, it satisfyingly delivers on a heartwarming and nostalgic experience for fans new and old. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
5/5 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is a beautiful, visually stunning film that captures philosophical themes and everything that made 1982's Blade Runner so special. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 93% The Lion King (1994) Simply the pinnacle of Disney animation. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4.5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is a intense film with beautiful visuals, an equally beautiful score by Hans Zimmer and director in Christopher Nolan that is at the top of his game both narratively and visually. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A film with beautiful visuals, impressive directing and great character dynamics, Thor Ragnarok is one of the better films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is a powerful, emotional and ambitious film that makes for one of the best films in the series. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 92% The Death of Superman (2018) The Death of Superman gives fans what they want. A strong Superman story, a great adaption of an iconic comic, awesome DC cameos and and homages to the works of the past. A worthwhile entry into the DC Animated Film collection. - ComicBook Debate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018